FRANK CALIENDO TRIBUTE THREAD: Or, What's the most retarded part about Fox's NFL coverage???

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so hard to choose???

Frankie doing his JOHN MADDEN impression which I don't think I could EVER GET SICK OF IN A ZILLION YEARS?

Terry's totally hard-hitting interviews where he hicks it up and guffaws for five minutes for an "up close and personal" look at a hot NFL player?

Making fun of Howie's hair?

Making fun of Jimmy's hair???

Making fun of Terry's hair??

Making fun of Howie's suits?

Making fun of Jimmy's suits???

The non-stop forced "goofy" banter?

The part where they all get down to shirtsleeves and stand on a 10 foot by 10 foot "football field" to "illustrate" how plays work in a highly realistic fashion??

The "Grumpy Old Coaches" segment where Barry Switzer and Jimmy J. pretend to talk about the "important issues of the day" but they quickly change to arguing about old Cowboys bullshit??

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 22:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i love caliendo's impression but not enough to sit through all that other shit~

cankles, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 00:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

despite my hate for fox's cow-pedophilia, i have to say that the moose and aikman are solid analysts.

but seriously...dick stockton is the second best announcer you can find? dude.

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 15:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah aikman is decent. Bradshaw is unbearable. have mike & mike & mike done any more games since the first week? lol train wreck.

bnw, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 16:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

but seriously...dick stockton is the second best announcer you can find? dude.

He's no Don Criqui, that's for... OH WAIT.

Rock Hardy, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 16:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

don criqui w/ bob trumpy? a foin, foin pair.

UGH!

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 17:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh god the worst team (ie the Browns) in the AFC North (and Central) always got stuck with Criqui. It got to point where Don was doing cleveland preseason games.

brownie, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 17:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

in the late 80s early/mid 90s the worst team in the afc (usually the pats) always got stuck with beasley reece. and then there was that one year where beasley was teamed with joe willie namath, it was like nbc didn't want people in the northeast watching football or something.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 17:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i was watching fox this weekend with my girlfriend and she'd never seen the halftime show before. trying to explain the purpose of bradshaw/long/jimmy and their dynamic was difficult because i can't even explain it to myself, really.

omar little, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 18:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ALSO HATE: the stupid robot football player that does warmup exercises on the bumper graphics...they've been using that for what seems like forever

M@tt He1ges0n, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 19:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

will echo the praise of aikman though, and i didn't really think he would be good at all.

M@tt He1ges0n, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 19:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

can we have a breathless documentary about the foxing of american sports?

no more robots! stop yelling at me! why do i need extra special sound effects besides those provided by the game?

GAH!

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 19:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'd buy that for a dollar!

Rock Hardy, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 20:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Jimmy Kimmel could pick some games when he was the resident comedian on Fox's pregame.

To be honest, I'd rather watch pro bowling than pre-football on Fox, I can only take so much on the greatness of the Cowboys. I watched the NFL network last week and they seem to focus on actual game match ups than Favre having fun or check out the raunchy fake blonde giving the weather in Seattle. Parcells is back on ESPN and he is generally a bit more entertaining than some doing the preview stuff.

Daryl Johnston is not bad doing games for Fox either.

Gus Johnson is my favorite play by play guy, mostly just for the manic energy. That dude can get you excited about the Cardinals vs. the Bills, he just is into it. Gus is even nuttier doing college hoop in March.

earlnash, Thursday, 4 October 2007 01:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Gus has alot of enthusiasm but blows calls wildly during acutual play by play. It isn't a big deal though as I can suss out what's going on- I'll give him credit for making a Jets/Browns game watchable.

brownie, Thursday, 4 October 2007 01:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I keep forgetting I have NFL Network. Haven't watched it since last season.

Rock Hardy, Thursday, 4 October 2007 01:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

So I guess Frank is getting his own show called Frank TV on TBS, and it looks excruciating.

polyphonic, Thursday, 4 October 2007 06:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Rich Little is poised for the comeback that the WH Correspondents Dinner failed to provide.

Rock Hardy, Thursday, 4 October 2007 19:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

fuck this guy

adam, Saturday, 12 January 2008 21:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

:(

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Saturday, 12 January 2008 21:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

THE BEARD IS GROWING, SEE???

Kerm, Saturday, 12 January 2008 21:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lol Packers

horseshoe, Saturday, 12 January 2008 21:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

OMG

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Saturday, 12 January 2008 21:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

WHICH TRED R WE USIN

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Saturday, 12 January 2008 21:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i love caliendo's impression but not enough to sit through all that other shit~

-- cankles, Tuesday, October 2, 2007 7:05 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Link

^^this applies to his tv show

J0rdan S., Saturday, 12 January 2008 22:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

god what was i thinking, caliendo is horrible

cankles, Saturday, 12 January 2008 23:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I used to hate him, but today he picked the Chargers over the Colts.

polyphonic, Sunday, 13 January 2008 06:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

^^this applies to his tv show

-- J0rdan S., Saturday, January 12, 2008 5:55 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

I've only seen the debut episode, but based on that, this is OTM.

Merely being able to do good impressiones does not = good television if you can't do anything interesting with them. Seinfeld in 2029? come on.

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Sunday, 13 January 2008 14:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

say what you will, he was the only one that got this game right

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Sunday, 13 January 2008 21:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Jimmy Kimmel was actually pretty good at calling games, he could have probably opened up one of those 1-900 hot pick numbers with Randy White.

earlnash, Monday, 14 January 2008 03:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

what the fuck is it with sports shows and their caliendo obsession? i saw an ESPN "top ten" on sportscenter the other night and #6 or something was frank caliendo doing some lame impressions during a radio show. i'm so sick of this guy.

omar little, Friday, 17 October 2008 20:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

his shit reminds me of people losing their shit over tina fey doing palin on snl. yeah the impressions are good but there are no jokes there at all

kawał dobrej piosenki (J0rdan S.), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

the jokes come easy for palin and the lols are timely and her impression is A+, though, whereas caliendo is still doing tony soprano and donald trump.

omar little, Friday, 17 October 2008 20:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah the lols are timely thing is big. i mean these dudes commercials are him doing seinfeld and clinton!!

kawał dobrej piosenki (J0rdan S.), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

and i'm no fattist but his impressions of celebrities who aren't shaped like danny devito don't fly imo

omar little, Friday, 17 October 2008 20:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

plus the problem that he weighs 100+ more pounds than most of the people he's imitating

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metametadata (n/a), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

didn't he like apologize for how often his commercials are on tv recently?

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Friday, 17 October 2008 21:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

I admire Caliendo. He strikes me as a guy who knows exactly how limited his skills are, and yet he's parlayed that into a career that doesn't require him to constantly do impressions on local sports talk shows at 5 in the morning anymore. He is like the David Eckstein of comedy ... a talentless, hardworking guy who is overrated by the morons who run our culture.

polyphonic, Friday, 17 October 2008 23:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

I still kinda like impressionists! The entire joke is the impression. I used to love Rich Little growing up despite the fact that he had no jokes either /doctro morbs.

I don't have cable so I rarely see him but I get a kick out of him when I do.

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also, Browns over Redskins on Sunday.

brownie, Saturday, 18 October 2008 02:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

Caliendo's presidential bracket picks -- Frank Caliendo fills out his bracket, channeling leaders from President Clinton to President Trump.

nomar, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:57 (one year ago) Permalink


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